Donnie Darko

Movie • 2001 • Drama  

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After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
This movie contains 48 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
1 supporters
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44
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Anonymous
Mentioned as a past event during a therapy session. Not shown.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does someone have a meltdown?
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Abandonment
1
A girl goes to Donnie's house and explains it's because she woke up to her mother gone but there's a good chance her mom was murdered so it might not be abandonment
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Is an animal abandoned?
61 supporters
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7
Abuse
Yes
1
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4
1
moonpoppy
Mentioned only.
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0
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6
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
9
No
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fortz
No traditional stalking, but Donnie is plagued by visions of Frank
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Silod
No domestic violence is depicted. However, Donnie's girlfriend tells him of how her stepfather stabbed her mother, causing them to move house and change their names.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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6
Yes
0
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7
Yes
4
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35
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Silod
Debatable. Donnie is understandably believed to be schizophrenic, though we later learn that his symptoms are related to some kind of space-time disturbance. Other characters acknowledge that he is unwell, but they only ever try to help him. Donnie believes himself to be mentally ill throughout most of the film and refers to himself as "crazy" and "a whackjob". Near the end of the movie, Donnie tells his mother that there's "nothing broken inside" of him, indicating that he has worked out what is going on and now understands that he is not schizophrenic, after all.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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3
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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34
No
11
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mitochondiva
none of the main characters are, but a teacher is arrested for child p*********y possession, none of which is shown
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Addiction
8
Silod
In an early scene at Donnie's high school where the camera is following different people around the halls, a kid is briefly shown snorting a drug by an open locker. Donnie takes follows a prescription from his therapist off and on throughout the film.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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0
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39
Yes
9
No
32
6
mitochondiva
alcohol is used by underage characters unsafely, but no one is explicitly addicted
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
82 supporters
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1
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7
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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0
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49
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
Yes
3
No
51
2
donnie mentions his pet dog passing away
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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0
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47
Yes
0
No
47
Yes
1
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36
3
dogs death is mentioned, not shown at all
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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4
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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1
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5
0
The main character's class discusses dead rabbits because the class read/watched Watership Down. Donnie is not empathetic to the deaths but it's frowned upon by others
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Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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1
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48
Does a pet die?
101 supporters
Yes
14
No
4
4
Mentioned, but not shown on screen.
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Are there spiders?
33 supporters
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2
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42
1
lots of spider webs in roberta sparrows house
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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5
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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45
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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0
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5
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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44
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
12 supporters
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0
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5
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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0
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8
Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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8
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2
0
A side character gets charged with possessing child p*rn but we don't see anything about this except the headline.
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Is someone held under water?
13 supporters
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0
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6
Is rape mentioned?
47 supporters
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5
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2
1
A side character is caught with copious amounts of child porn, although i don't believe the word rape is ever said
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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6
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0
Yes
7
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7
3
people are held back while being attacked outside of a house
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5
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40
10
darkonite
one main villain, when thwarted, is caught by the police possessing child p*rnography, but no assault is mentioned or implied
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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3
Yes
0
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6
Bodily Harm
Yes
18
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23
8
Silod
There are two different scenes in which another boy seizes Donnie and puts a knife to his throat. In the first scene, the knife nicks the side of Donnie's neck. The wound is visible in later scenes and Donnie's girlfriend asks him about it. In the second scene, the knife doesn't appear to break the skin, but is shown being pressed into Donnie's throat while the boy threatens, "I have a bigger knife now".
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Are any hands damaged?
13 supporters
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0
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4
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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0
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4
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
9
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25
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sourlemmi
Gretchen is thrown to the floor during the home invasion scene and is seen coughing and struggling to breath before getting struck by a car
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Is there decapitation?
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4
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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0
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27
Yes
18
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0
3
wellndandy
Someone is run over at the end of the film
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Is someone choked?
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1
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3
Yes
0
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49
5
darkonite
a house is burned down, but no one is inside it at the time.
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Is someone buried alive?
18 supporters
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42
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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8
No
3
4
There is a gunshot wound like the other comment mentions but no distortions of the human figure
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
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30
Does a head get squashed?
43 supporters
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40
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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0
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15
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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0
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44
Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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0
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12
Are any teeth damaged?
31 supporters
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0
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41
2
after being hit by a car
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Does someone break a bone?
17 supporters
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0
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36
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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0
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41
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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20
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
35 supporters
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0
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45
Is someone tortured?
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0
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42
Does someone fall down stairs?
6 supporters
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0
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14
Yes
1
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39
1
RenoRouge
Two characters are briefly shown being sucked out of an airplane. However, it’s later (debatably) revealed that this didn’t really happen.
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67
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0
5
Silod
At one point, Donnie demands that Frank remove his mask. Frank does so, revealing that his right eye has been destroyed. Later, Donnie fires a gun at Frank he is subsequently shown lying dead on the ground, the bullet having entered through his right eye.
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
Yes
2
No
2
0
ClaudiaMonroe
There's no stabbing shown, but Gretchen mentions that her mother was stabbed by her step-father.
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Yes
1
No
19
3
AlanaE
not excessive but there’s definitely gore scenes
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
14 supporters
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13
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
Yes
61
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0
6
Silod
Multiple high school age kids are killed near the end of the movie, though ultimately only one of them remains dead. Donnie's girlfriend is run over by a car. This occurs on-camera and shot from the ground level, so it is somewhat graphic. Donnie subsequently shoots and kills the driver, who dies offscreen, but whose body is shown. Shortly thereafter, Donnie returns to his bedroom, where he is crushed by the airplane engine. We see him lying in bed and then the engine passing through his room, but his death is not explicitly shown. Afterward, we see the police wheeling out a body under a sheet. Due to time travel elements, Donnie's girlfriend and the boy who ran her over are shown to be alive and well in the final sequence of the film.
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15
No
0
2
A teenage girl is sexually harassed, and child pornography is mentioned.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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0
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4
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
18
No
0
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
8
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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0
No
13
Yes
0
No
4
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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0
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13
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
32
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
31
No
14
5
Silod
No parents die throughout the course of the film. Donnie's mother and sister are shown on a damaged aircraft near the end of the movie, but what becomes of the plane is never known and the situation appears to be wiped out by time travel elements.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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0
No
34
Yes
1
No
25
10
Sid
Donnie threatens to put his sisters toy in a garbage disposal if she tells their mother that he has been smoking cigarettes
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Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
37 supporters
Yes
42
No
3
4
Silod
There are at least three jumpscares, accompanied by stingers/sudden noises. In a scene where Donnie is touching an invisible barrier between himself and Frank, Frank brings his hand up and strikes the barrier very suddenly, causing a loud sound and large "pulse" of the barrier. When Donnie and his girlfriend enter Grandma Death's cellar near the end of the film, two boys jump out suddenly and grab them, accompanied by a stinger.
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Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
Yes
26
No
13
4
schadd
[spoiler] the (sort of confusing) grand narrative of the movie sort of indicates several characters are possessed, though not in the way the term usually suggests
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
29
No
10
8
Silod
This is debatable. The film does not depict ghosts in the traditional sense. Donnie experiences hallucinations related to time travel and perhaps paranoid schizophrenia. He perceives a boy in a creepy rabbit suit named Frank who is not visible to others and who gives him instructions. We later learn that Frank is a very real boy who happens to be wearing the creepy rabbit costume for Halloween. Donnie shoots and kills the "real" Frank and the gunshot wound matches that seen on Frank the "hallucination" from earlier scenes. At no point prior to this is it implied that Frank is a ghost (he more resembles a prophetic delusion) and Frank is ultimately unharmed at the conclusion of the film.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
46
No
1
9
Silod
One of the boys at the Halloween party is dressed in a clown costume. He only appears in one scene and pulls his mask up off his face after a few seconds.
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0
there is a big storm shown on screen
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Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there razors?
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10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Is there a shower scene?
9 supporters
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0
No
36
Yes
0
No
7
4
lots of halloween costumes
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Gross
Yes
0
No
19
3
anasmell
A mention of wetting the bed, nothing shown
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Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
2
No
44
10
Sid
The gym teacher tells a girl that if she needs to vomit onstage she should just swallow it
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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0
No
4
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
11
No
24
9
darkonite
In one scene Donnie starts to drool for a second before catching himself
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Is there audio gore?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
24
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
1
No
3
0
the character caught with CSAM is arrested for it.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there transphobic slurs?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
43
Are needles/syringes used?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
9
Crow75
But there are therapy sessions with a psychatrist
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Is there a hospital scene?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
38
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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0
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41
Mental Health
Yes
13
No
1
3
Some of the time traveling scenes may feel like flashbacks and Gretchen appears to have PTSD from an experience with her stepfather.
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0
The main character might be schizophrenic
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Does someone self harm?
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50 supporters
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Yes
0
No
38
Is autism misrepresented?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
23
No
2
5
Sid
Donnie destroys property and at the end of the film he shoots Frank. His shooting of Frank isn’t to do with his mental illness though, although his destruction of the school is
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
3
Yes and no- the ending of the movie is technically an aware of incoming death, but it isn't suicide technically?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is there ABA therapy?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
34
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
11
No
24
3
There is a manic realization of incoming death, it is an odd mix of fear, anxiety and giving up.
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33
3
rockywashere
No, but there are shots of a house party crowded with people that may be uncomfortable to some.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
27 supporters
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Yes
1
No
39
Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
10
Silod
Suicide is not depicted in the traditional sense. However, in order to resolve the space-time disturbance, Donnie returns to his bedroom, knowing that he will be killed and that his self-sacrifice is the only way to set everything straight again.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Is there shakey cam?
26 supporters
Yes
0
No
34
3
rockywashere
Not shakey, but there is a shot near the end of the house party where Donnie seems to get dizzy and catches his balance when the camera starts to spin upside down.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
2
Silod
Flashbulbs and flares are used throughout the film. There may also be some subliminal frames.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Yes
5
No
9
3
The main character looks at the camera frequently.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
38
Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
36
Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does someone miscarry?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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36
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
36 supporters
Yes
46
No
0
5
Silod
Donnie's friends seem to regularly taunt one of their classmates while waiting for the bus. Among other insults, they call her fat and tell her that they hope she gets molested. In another scene, Donnie's girlfriend staves off their first kiss, awkwardly pointing out that "there's a fat guy watching".
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Does the black guy die first?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
39
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
Yes
0
No
28
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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0
No
17
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
46
No
0
12
Silod
Donnie's friends seem to regularly taunt one of their classmates while waiting for the bus. They call her fat, tell her that they hope she gets molested, and loudly tell her to go back to China.
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6
a chinese woman is bullied a lot and mocked, and overall very rudely represented
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Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
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38
Yes
8
No
20
Are there n-words?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
30
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Religious
Is religion discussed?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Sex
Yes
49
No
0
7
Silod
There are various sexual references in the dialogue throughout, including a somewhat graphic argument between Donnie and his friends regarding Smurfette's role in The Smurfs and a scene in which Donnie's therapist hypnotizes him and he begins talking about sex while unzipping and beginning to reach down his pants. There are a few scenes in which Donnie makes out with his girlfriend and they have an implied sex scene.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
1 supporters
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Yes
10
No
2
Are there nude scenes?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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0
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7
Is there BDSM?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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61 supporters
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Yes
0
No
38
Sexism
Yes
0
No
13
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Yes
9
No
2
0
[SPOILER] technically yes AND no, because there is an old woman whom repeatedly checks her mail box throughout the movie, but, it is shown in the end she is waiting for a letter from Donnie darko, which she knows bc she knows about his time travel. it is very complex but personally, i don't think it is shown in a traditional way nor it is an actual depiction of this mental illnesses
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Is someone terminally ill?
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0
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4
Social
Is someone homeless?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Are there anti-abortion themes?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Spoiler
Yes
0
No
41
2
Odonore
Children should not see this film.
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Are there end credit scenes?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Yes
39
No
5
4
mitochondiva
depends how you look at it
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
39
No
0
0
Silod
Donnie is shown playing a video game in an arcade in which he is controlling a car. The car spins out, strikes an object, and flips multiple times, dumping out the (seemingly unharmed) passengers. This sequence from the game is also shown again later as part of a montage. There are multiple instances of characters very nearly hitting Grandma Death with their cars due to a combination of reckless driving and her tendency to stand in/slowly cross the road on a frequent basis. However, she is never actually struck. Near the end of the film, Donnie's girlfriend is thrown onto the ground and is lying there, winded, when a potentially drunk driver runs her over.
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Donnie and his dad are talking in the car about the recent plane crash and he goes dad.. DAD and his dad slams the brakes so they don't hit a woman and there's a loud screech
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
45
No
3
2
Jahonfroy
It crashed into a house
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Yes
50
No
0
2
Silod
Near the end of the film, Donnie's girlfriend is thrown onto the ground and is lying there, winded, when a potentially drunk driver runs her over. This occurs on-screen and is shot at ground level, so it is rather graphic. There are multiple instances of characters very nearly hitting Grandma Death with their cars due to a combination of reckless driving and her tendency to stand in/slowly cross the road on a frequent basis. However, she is never actually struck.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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39
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2
mitochondiva
a man’s eye is shot out
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Does someone drown?
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41
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Silod
A character is shot offscreen and killed. His damaged body is shown.
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